Sunday, 3 May 2015

10 Sport WQC practice questions

Another set of 10 questions for you in the run-up to the 2015 World Quizzing Championships.

This lot is sport, so hope you enjoy.................

1. He won the German 'Athlete of the Year' award four times and won six Olympic medals (3 gold)  between the 1984 and 1988 Games. Which German superstar swimmer was famously nicknamed 'The Albatross' on account of his particularly long arms? 
Michael Gross

2. Named after a government administrator and first awarded in 1931, the Bledisloe Cup is a rugby union match played between which two teams?
Australia and New Zealand

3. In January 2015,which Golden State Warriors shooting guard, broke two NBA records in one game, namely the most individual points scored in a quarter, and the most individual  '3-pointers' scored in a quarter? 
Klay Thompson

4. Accommodating over 60,000 spectators in a 1 mile-long grandstand, what is the name of the Dubai horseracing course, that is home to the Dubai World Cup, the World's richest horse race?
Meydan Racecourse

5. (Picture) In February 2015,which Korean-born New Zealander golfer became the youngest ever Women's World Number One ranked player -she was aged just 17 years old?
Lydia Ko

6. Which was the last football club to win the UEFA Champions League, that did not represent a FIFA World Cup winning nation?
FC Porto (Portugal 2003-04)

7. In January 2015, American skier, Lindsey Vonn, won her 67th World Cup race, passing Annemarie Moser-Pröll's record to become the most successful female World Cup racer of all time. Which male skier (born 1956), is the only racer to have had more World Cup victories, with 86? 
Ingemar Stenmark

8.Since the first World Championship in 1981, Italian driver, Guido Cappellini, has won ten further championships, making him the most successful racer in which motorsport? 
Powerboat Racing (F1)

9.Famed for its annual Diamond League athletic meeting, including a prestigous mens mile race, in which European city is the Bislett stadium located?

10.He won a bronze medal at both the 1972 and 1976 Olympic Games, competing in the High Jump. In 1973,he cleared a world record height of 2.30 metres. This made him the first person to break the high jump world record using the 'fosbury Flop' technique. What is the name of this American high-jumper, who went on to become a sports commentator and analyst on all three major US TV networks? 
Dwight Stones